Why do business intelligence projects fail?
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Why do business intelligence projects fail?

A CIO or IT manager’s task is enormous when introducing any new enterprise system like business intelligence (BI). No wonder some problem areas remain in hiding.

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Topics: Job Role - IT

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Why do business intelligence projects fail?

A CIO or IT manager’s task is enormous when introducing any new enterprise system like business intelligence (BI). No wonder some problem areas remain in hiding.

Read more

Topics: Job Role - IT

How to increase business intelligence user adoption

User adoption refers to the acceptance of a new system or process. Gaining staff acceptance is an important consideration for companies hoping to move from an old system (such as spreadsheets) to a newer, more comprehensive and efficient system such as business intelligence.  

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Job Role - Executive

[Battle card] How to convince your CIO about the need for business intelligence

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IT leaders tell us that they spend more time on reporting requests than they can afford. While they truly want to meet demands from senior management, reporting requests can become tedious and time-consuming due to a communication gap or the sheer volume of requests.

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Topics: Job Role - IT

These technical skills can boost your career

Technology has become increasingly important in the workplace. It has rapidly changed and adapted to assist us with our day-to-day business tasks. 

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance

IT Leaders - How to Foster Analytical Competency in an Organization

Fostering analytical competency in an organization means promoting fact-based decision making, driving user adoption of an analytics solution, and ensuring staff can gain insights from data. While this may look like a big managerial responsibility, it does not need to be a resource intensive task.

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Sold the dream but delivered a nightmare? Questions IT Managers should ask before purchasing business intelligence

Have you ever bought something based on an advertisement, a marketing campaign or a guarantee from a salesperson only to find out that what you were sold was nothing like what was promised? 

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BI and ERP. Six reasons you should implement business intelligence first

For many IT professionals, the thought of changing or updating an ERP system is unbearable. Aside from the selection process, which itself can take many months, the implementation project can run from a couple of months to a couple of years. During this period, existing IT infrastructure is generally put in a holding pattern and all new projects are frozen. So, how can business intelligence help?

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How can business intelligence help IT?

As more data is available to businesses, there is an increasing desire from management to use data to inform decision making. This in turn puts pressure on IT who have to create reports faster and at a greater capacity than before. It is no surprise that as many as 63% of CIOs see analytics as critical to their company.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT

3 steps to successful data analysis with business intelligence

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So, your BI tool is in place. Quality data is starting to flow from databases and resources into the central database. The next critical process for BI success is analysis.

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

5 things to look for when choosing a business intelligence tool for your business

At the end of 2015, the BI market was in a state of unrest. “Big Data, cloud services, predictive analytics and data science are continually innovating spaces that feed into BI, constantly changing the role it plays within enterprises and a growing number of small to midsize businesses.”

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

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